Re: [Nautilus-list] Integration of gmc and nautilus desktop directories.

>>>>> "James" == James Henstridge <james daa com au> writes:

    James> Maybe it would be useful to have a GConf key that gave the
    James> desktop directory.  Even if there was no visible
    James> configuration dialog for it, people like Tigert could use
    James> it to change it to ~ without having to worry if there are
    James> any problems with the symlink.  The Ximian packages could
    James> simply ship a GConf defaults file with their package to
    James> change the default location, rather than changing it in the
    James> source.

This is exactly what MS Windows does.  It can even be forced by the
system admins.

Different situations require different concepts of the "desktop".  It
can be filestore, application launcher store, temporary store,
centrally or locally managed.  Simply hard coding it to ~ or ~/Desktop
or whatever doesn't leave anybody any flexibility.

I make my two thousand users desktops point to read only directories
on Netware servers, as does their "Programs Menu".  Telephone support
is so easy when you know what the user has on their desktop with all
apps minimised :)

The best thing about full customisability is that mandatory options
make it all managable.


ADML Support, EUCS, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

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